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Clinical Nurse Specialist - Paediatric Orthopaedic

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
£49,036 to £55,049 a year p.a inc HCA (pro rata)
Closing date
28 May 2023
Job summary

Evelina London Children's Hospital is at the heart of a network of children's health services across South East England. We provide a comprehensive range of children's healthcare services and we continue to evolve, grow and transform our services.

We are excited to be able to expand our Clinical Nurse Specialist team for Paediatric Orthopaedic service. The successful candidate will work as part of the existing Paediatric Orthopaedic team, with a commitment to support the development and operational needs for the orthopaedic service and to ensure that patients are receiving person-centered care at all times.

Closing: 28th May 2023

Interview: 8th June 2023

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an experienced nurse to join the Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery Team.

You will be an expert communicator and educator, able to manage complex situations and support children and families. Previous experience caring for orthopaedic patients is essential.

The team is dynamic and highly productive. We collaborate closely with our patients and their families throughout the care pathway. Being a part of this team offers valuable learning experience and will afford the post-holder opportunity to collaborate with a variety of clinicians

The successful candidate will be involved with nurse-led clinics including pre-assessment, fracture clinic, MDT clinics and co-ordinate the paediatricin-patients list and reviews, whilst supporting the development and operational needs of the paediatric frame service.

About us

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust comprises five of the UK's best known hospitals - Guy's, St Thomas', Evelina London Children's Hospital, Royal Brompton & Harefield - as well as community services in Lambeth & Southwark, all with a long history of high quality care, clinical excellence, research and innovation.

We provide specialist care for patients including heart and lung, cancer and renal services as well as a full range of local hospital and community services for people in Lambeth & Southwark.

We have a long tradition of clinical and scientific achievement and - as part of King's Health Partners - we are one of England's eight academic health sciences centres, bringing together world-class clinical services, teaching and research. We have one of the National Institute for Health Research's biomedical research centres, established with King's College London in 2007, as well as dedicated clinical research facilities.

We have around 22,700 staff, making us one of the largest NHS Trusts in the country and one of the biggest employers locally. We aim to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve and continue to develop new and existing partnerships with local people, patients, neighbouring NHS organisations, local authorities and charitable bodies and GPs.

We strive to recruit and retain the best staff. The dedication and skills of our employees lie at the heart of our organisation and ensure that our services are the highest quality.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Provide nursing support for the surgical teams paediatric orthopaedic surgery clinics.
  • Independently perform nurse led clinics for both chronic and post-operative patients.
  • Provide coordination of care for patients on the Trauma Pathway.
  • Obtain/maintain orthopaedic clinical skills
  • Provide preoperative education for patients/families undergoing surgery.
  • Provide postoperative ward rounds, hospital discharge review and patient/parent education.
  • Provide triage for patients and escalate complex issues to surgeons.
  • Manage and support the Band 6 Deputy Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Provide education and support for ward staff caring for your patients.
  • Complete service improvement projects.
  • Support team research projects, audits and data collection, etc.
  • Continue to support the wards, and maintain ward skills, by doing one ward shift per 6-8 weeks rota.

Please see attached job description and personal specification for more details

Person Specification

Qualifications & Education


  • BSc Nursing or equivalent
  • Mentorship course
  • Leadership course
  • Post-registration qualification in specialty or equivalent post-qualification experience.


  • To have or working towards a masters degree
  • To have or working towards a non medical physical assessment course

Previous Experience


  • Extensive experience of working autonomously at an advanced level within the specialist area delivering effective patient focused care.
  • Experience of audit, research & evidence based care
  • Previous experience of student supervision and clinical education at undergraduate level
  • Proven evidence of management / leadership skills



  • Evidence of teaching skills in particular teaching patients in how to manage their conditions and raise their awareness of their condition.
  • Proven listening / counselling skills with the ability to manage complex situation and appropriately deliver sensitive and difficult outcomes.
  • Up to date knowledge of current clinical and professional issues
  • IT skills/ Presentation skills

Values & Behaviors


  • Demonstrates GSTT Values & Behaviors throughout application and interview

Professional/ Statutory Registration


  • RN1 or RN Child Registered Nurse on the NMC register. To hold the appropriate level for the area of speciality

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